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Washington Times: Obama may want more forest fires

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 30: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Cape Town on June 30, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. This is Obama's first official visit to South Africa where bilateral talks with President Jacob Zuma have been held, as well visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for his fight against apartheid. Credit: Getty Images

Regarding the forest fires that nearly every year set Western states ablaze -- 19 firefighters died in an Arizona wildfire Sunday -- and the how the federal government responds to them, an interesting theory from the editorial pages of the Washington Times:

One explanation of the administration response is ideological, from a White House obsessed with the idea that man is destroying the planet. In an energy policy speech at Georgetown University on June 25, President Obama attributed a host of calamities, including wildfires, to global warming: Last summer, he said, “was the warmest year in our history … Western wildfires scorched an area larger than the state of Maryland.” The mounting toll of charred acreage provides useful anecdotes to spin into “evidence” speculation that the planet is warming.

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